Why do we keep going back to antique diamond engagement rings when there are oodles of other styles to choose from?
Why are we convinced that nothing says love and commitment like vintage diamond jewelry?
Why do our hearts beat a little faster when we are window shopping in front of a jewelry store?
Are we even able to articulate the reasons for our pleasure that we get from antique diamond engagement ring?
The obvious and short response is that antique ring settings are beautiful and impressive. It is so satisfying to look down at our hand at the physical evidence of the new and exciting life we are beginning. The possibilities seem endless as we dream about the future. However, there must be something more which keeps us returning to vintage diamond jewelry.
What is it?
One straightforward explanation may be found in the hopes and dreams we don’t necessarily verbalize, but which are deeply satisfying, such as the concrete evidence of an auspicious life changing event – a marriage.
But deeper than that is the inherent longing for the fairy-tale stability of our grandparents’ and parents’ marriages which is symbolized by antique diamond engagement rings. Here are people who have been united for thirty, forty or fifty years, through tough times or happy times.
Don’t we all want the same thing?